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Poster: Dhamma1 Date: Dec 13, 2008 5:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Mountain Girl's memoir

I just stumbled on a 90-minute talk MG gave in April 2008, in which she recalls how she met Kesey, Cassady, and the Warlocks. She goes into great detail about many of the events described in Wolfe's book, but with sensitive reflections about what they were intending, about the Trips Festival and Acid Tests, and what she thinks about it all now. I've only heard the first half, but it's a quite remarkable document about the birth not only of the Dead but also about a whole worldview that changed our culture. I wish she would publish it as a little book, illustrated with the slides that are making the audience laugh on the recording.

That recording was made by an audience member with a portable mp3 recorder, so the quality is not great. Maybe someone could clean it up and, if she's agreeable (someone here must know how to contact her), mount it at the Archive.

You can hear or download it here:

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Dec 13, 2008 7:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mountain Girl's memoir

Very cool!! I will definitely check this out. I love this kind of stuff.

Thanks for Posting.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Dec 13, 2008 8:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Mountain Girl's memoir

this was upped at DIME back in March '08, not sure if it's the same 'performance' your post refers to; it's still active with 2 seeders:

CAROLYN GARCIA 2008-03-21-23 BASEL kongresszentrum
world psychedelic forum

recorded with edirol 09 internal micros
transferred to HD--> wav-- smoothing in nero, tracked in cdwave--flac(8)

(good) friday 2008-03-21
09.00 – 10.30 Room San Francisco Panorama

The Psychedelic Experience:
The Doors of Perception
Simultaneous translation Ger/Eng and Eng/Ger
Moderation: Lucius Werthmüller

Dieter A. Hagenbach: Address of Welcome and Opening
Albert Hofmann shares his thoughts on: Consciousness Change as the Key for a Better World---cancelled--
Thomas B. Roberts: Rising Researchers – A Look at
Tomorrow‘s Research and Researchers Today
Stanislav Grof: The Roots of Human Violence and Greed: Observations from Psychedelic Research
Ralph Metzner: The Harvard Psilocybin Studies 1961-63
Rick Doblin: The Good Friday Experiment: A Follow-Up
and Methodological Critique

cd 1
track 01 intro by Lucius Werthmüller 2 min IN GERMAN
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Carolyn Garcia:<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
On the Bus in America: Acid Tests, The Merry Pranksters, and the Grateful Dead 13 min

track 02 the speech 60 min ( 1min intro by d.hagenbach)

11.00 – 12.30 Room Sydney

Carolyn Garcia
On the Bus in America:
Acid Tests, The Merry Pranksters, and the Grateful Dead
(English, simultaneous translation Eng/Ger)
In 1965, a group of young writers and artists began a series of parties and happenings to explore the new regions of mind accessed with LSD. Named The Merry Pranksters, they created a new type of gathering where boundaries between audience and performers disappeared and all participated in a new consciousness. On the brilliantly painted bus "Furthur", they traveled across North America and Mexico, surprising all who encountered them. Their "Acid Tests" were transformational, leading to psychedelic revolution in the US. Evolving music of Grateful Dead from Acid Tests to today illuminates cultural change in music with 40 years of joyous innovation.


track 01 questions and answers after the speech

track 02
sunday 2008-03-23 afternoon "the stage "
Carolyn Garcia presents her Ten Deep Breath Gong Bong,
an easy way to alter consciousness without substances, and other methods to improve mood and mental health

recorded by hanwaker
all pics by hanwaker
feel free to share on other trackers
uploaded to dime by hanwaker march 2008